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Everyone loves biriyani.. Biriyani not only satisfies our taste buds or fills your tummy.. Biriyani is an emotion. As am a foodie, If am stressed out I would like to eat my favorite recipes. Not only street foods when am in anger I would like to eat well. If you give a plate full of biriyani when am stressed out. I would become normal once I completed the plate. I hope its true for most of the people. Biriyani lovers will definitely wish to try many different types of varieties. Not only the content varies in the biriyani the taste actually differs from region to region. The way of making biryani give varied taste and also it depends on the content added in the biriyani for example many of us have mutton biriyani in the top list. Its true mutton biriyani gives nice taste and flavor and its based on the meat added to the biriyani. Similarly we have many types of biriyani based on the state or region. For example Ambur biriyani, Dindugal Thalapakatti biryani, hyderabadi biriyani, Malabar biriyani etc.

Biriyani tops any food lover’s list of favourite dishes, and it’s more than just comfort food. Many states in India have their own style of preparation but the biriyanis of Tamil Nadu are absolutely drool-worthy, enticing people with a melange of tempting flavours.

Biriyani lovers can find their haven in Tamil Nadu with its scrumptious varieties of non-vegetarian biriyanis. While cooking a biriyani in Tamil Nadu, the rice is cooked along with the chicken and not precooked, unlike in other states. This ensures that the spicy flavours generously seeped in.

There are four types of biriyanis in Tamil Nadu.

Ambur Biriyani

The legendary Ambur biriyani hails from the small town of Ambur in Vellore district. It stands apart as its flavour is enhanced with coriander, mint leaves and curd/dahi.

The secret recipe of Ambur biriyanis is said to have been developed by Hussain Baig who was a cook in the kitchen of the Nawab of Arcot. The taste soon found a place in the hearts of people, and became popular with fans around the state. It was started as a small establishment turned into a successful, massive brand a century later.

The spice levels of Ambur style biriyani is milder than the rest and is made with seeraga samba rice and mutton accompanied by brinjal curry and cucumber raita. The special variety rice used is called Seeraga samba which is smaller in size.

The Ambur star biriyani, as it is now called, is successfully run by the descendants of Hussain Baig.

Dindigul Biriyani

The city synonymous with its brand of biriyani, Dindigul enjoys a place in the hearts of all biriyani lovers with its matchless taste. Tamil Nadu’s Biriyani city is also known for its unique security lock known as ‘Dindigul Pootu’ which has secured for the city a GI tag.

The oldest biriyani restaurant in Thalapakatti was established in 1957 where the combination of heady taste and aroma is said to have been achieved by a meticulous selection of ingredients.

The Dindigul biriyani tastes different from Chettinad and Hyderabadi biriyanis because of its sour taste. It has also been said that the water used in its preparation plays as much significance as any other spice. The water from Kamarajar lake in Athur is said to enhance the flavour of Dindigul biriyani.

The ingredients that make the biriyani taste otherworldly are the Jeera samba rice (also known as ‘Parakkum sittu’ chosen by Nagaswamy Naidu who founded the brand), pepper and green chilli.

The use of star anise, mace powder and cloves to make the mutton recipe elevates the taste quotient to new levels.

Rawther Biriyani

The delectable Dum biriyani is a favourite among foodies around the globe. Rawther biriyani is a special type of Dum biriyani introduced by the Rawther Muslim community. It is popular in Palakkad district in Kerala and Coimbatore district in Tamil Nadu.

The lip-smacking Rawther biriyani is high on spices and is commonly prepared using mutton.

This succulent biriyani is red in colour owing to its ample use of tomatoes and Kashmiri red chilly powder. There is an aromatic variety of short grain rice called Jeerakasala rice used for making the biriyani bringing a refined taste to the dish.

The special Rawther biriyani is made during celebrations and weddings and is consumed with a special side dish known as Kaicher.

Chettinad Biriyani

As Chettinad cuisine claims, the dishes from this land will please the gourmet in you with the most relishing flavours.

Chettinad biriyani can be made in one pot without much hassle, which is just as spicy and flavourful as the other Dum biriyanis.

The biriyani masala used is different in the Chettinad style and the rice used is seeraga samba. Nenju elumbu kuzhambu, a tangy goat meat gravy is said to be the best combo that any foodie would vouch for. The biriyani is topped with fried onions and curry leaves, and is sometimes combined with coconut milk which brings in a remarkable flavour and taste.

Lets check other states biriyani

Hyderabadi Biryani (Andhra Pradesh)

Hyderabadi biryani is one of the most popular dishes in South India. For many home cooks and chefs, this dish from Mughlai cuisine is quite a challenge to make, and each has his unique way of spicing it up. What makes it stand out is the usage of saffron and coconut. This biryani is cooked in layers ­ the most challenging part in its creation. While most other biryanis are always dominated by mutton and chicken gravy, here the saffron mixed-rice takes over. Usually they serve it with brinjal gravy.

Bhatkali Biryani (Coastal Karnataka)

Coastal Karnataka: Though low on spice, the Bhatkali biryani has the right amount of flavour. This particular style originated from the Nawayath Muslim community of Bhatkal, in coastal Karnataka. They use a lot of onions, green chillies in their style of cooking ­ also in the layered format. Unlike Ambur biryani, in which mutton pieces are soaked in curd, Bhatkali biryani chefs cook mutton chicken pieces in curd. This eventually makes the biryani less spicy.

Lucknowi Biryani (Uttar Pradesh)

Uttar Pradesh: Based on the Persian style of cooking, the Lucknowi biryani is made with the use of a completely different method known as dum pukht. As is the norm with most Persian formats, the meat and gravy are partially cooked and then layered in the dum pukht style. Served in a sealed handi, Lucknowi biryani is light on the stomach as it is low on spices.

Kolkata Biryani (West Bengal)

West Bengal: Kolkata biryani has its roots in the Nawabi style biryani of Lucknow. The chefs from Awadhi kitchens brought the signature biryani recipe to Kolkata, which later got tweaked into the unique Kolkata biryani that we know today. The Kolkata biryani is unique, thanks to its subtle use of spices combined with ghee, Basmati rice and mutton. The addition of potatoes and boiled eggs also lends a different flavour to the d dish. Use of nutmeg along with saffron and kewra gives this biryani its signature aroma.

Malabar Biryani (Kerala)

Kerala: Malabar biryani, famous in Kozhikode, Thalassery and Malappuram areas of Kerala, is characterised by the unique variety of rice called khyma rice, the rich flavour of spices, and the generous usage of cashew nuts and raisins. Chefs in Kerala add these ingredients generously while preparing the biryani. The key difference lies in the method of preparation. The rice is cooked separately from mutton gravy and mixed well only at the time of serving.

Sindhi Biryani (Sind Province, Pakistan)

Pakistan: Sindhi biryani, which originated in Sind, Pakistan, is quite spicy and zesty. Sour curd, generous use of spices and chilli mark this form of biryani. Usage of kewra or mitha ittr is another differentiating factor. Sindhi biryani recipes also use potatoes and prunes.

Bombay Biryani (Maharashtra)

Maharashtra: What makes Bombay biryani special is the use of potatoes in it. Be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian biryani, potato is a must. The preparation uses a layered method, where half-cooked basmati rice and cooked meat are put on dum-style.

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